Calling for papers to present at LAS Conference 2019

The long-awaited LAS conference is coming soon! So mark your dates early!

Theme: Remaking Libraries: Innovate.Connect.Transform

19 Sept 2019

Lifelong Learning Institute 

The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) invites submissions for abstracts in two categories – paper presentations and posters. 

A paper presentation is a lecture-style presentation and should last 15 minutes (excluding Q&A). The presentation should be supplemented with visual, audio and/or other illustrations. 

A poster is a graphic and visual presentation of a research or area of interest. Presenters are given the opportunity to present and discuss their work with conference participants in an informal setting.

Key dates: 

7 Jun – Submission of Abstracts
8 July – Notification of successful candidates
9 September – Selected presenters to submit slides & presentation slides 

Submission Guidelines
Proposals should include:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s), and their designations
  • Employer / affiliated institution
  • Contact information (email address, telephone number)
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100 words)
  • Indicate preference for paper presentation or poster session
  • All abstracts should relate to this year’s theme Re-Making Libraries and its sub-themes: Innovate, Connect, and Transform.

Please note:

  • The expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the presenter(s) of accepted presentations. Conference fees will be waived for one presenter of the accepted presentation.
  • All presentations that are presented at the LAS 2019 Conference will be made available online via the LAS website under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Please email your proposal and enquiries to We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Suggested Topics

Use of Technology in Libraries

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biometric Recognition 

Information Technology

  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Digital Humanities
  • Information Access and Organisation, Open Access
  • Institutional Data Repositories
  • Information or Resource Discovery

 Information Literacy & Research Support

  • Research Data Management
  • Information Literacy strategies & frameworks
  • Scholarly Communications

 Evidence Based Practice & Library Assessment Approaches

  • Design Thinking / User Experience
  • Assessment metrics, data analytics
  • Qualitative and quantitative assessments

 Archives & Preservation

  • Records Management and Archives
  • Digitisation and Digital Preservation

 Outreach and Engagement

  • Use of Social Media
  • Marketing strategies and approaches

Professional Development

  • Training and development for library employees
  • Job redesign and upskilling
  • Navigating the library profession